Kariobangi Residents Still Holding Crusades Unperturbed With Coronavirus
Majority of Kenyans living in the informal settlements are still holding public gatherings and attending crusades despite the government’s warning in the wake of the deadly Coronavirus.
A spot check conducted by Ghetto radio in Nairobi’s Kariobangi area showed many residents attending public crusades, shaking hands and hugging one another.
At the time of Ghetto Radio’s visit, a crusade was going with quite a number of people seated on the benches having close contacts with one another.
Rebecca Asioya a resident of Kariobangi says clubs are also still in operation putting more people at risk of contacting the virus.
“I have so far not seen anything being implemented, people have chosen to stay ignorant of the precautions being given,” said Asioya.
“I would love to appeal to my neighbours to please adhere to the safety precautions because these crusades will continue after the pandemic is dealt with,” she stated.
Opija Otieno another resident has appealed to the government to move with speed and conduct an operation in the area to ensure that the public gatherings are stopped.
He has also urged other residents to keep off public gatherings and observe the hygiene as instructed by health officials.
Kenya has so far confirmed seven cases of Coronavirus with three new cases of a couple from Spain and a Burundian national being confirmed on Wednesday.